Global challenges – Global solutions: COVID-19 and the Employment Policy Response

The new podcast series focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the ILO policy response.

Audio | 18 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on the health of the global economy. Worldwide, it is estimated that hundreds of millions of people are at risk of losing their livelihoods, and millions of enterprises and businesses large and small have to close their doors, sometimes for good. How extensive is the damage? Where is the impact on the job market most pronounced? What is the impact on women, young people, older people, workers in the informal economy and other vulnerable groups? And how is the pandemic affecting training, apprenticeships and distance learning that provide the skills workers need to regain a foothold in the future job market? Find out more about these and other issues in the new ILO podcast series, Global challenges – Global solutions: COVID-19 and the Employment Policy Response.

​Episode 1: The global pandemic in the world of work today. Interview with Sangheon Lee, ILO Director Employment Policy Department.

Episode 2: The deepening crisis in the informal sector. Interview with Mito Tsukamoto, Chief of the development and Investment (DEVINVEST) branch of the ILO’s Employment Policy Department.

Episode 3: Tackling the COVID-19 pandemic and the youth employment crisis. Interview with Sher Verick, Head of the Employment Strategies Unit, and Susana Puerto Gonzalez, Research and Technical Specialist.

Episode 4: The skills challenge in the time of COVID-19. Interview with ILO Senior Skills and Employability Specialist Ashwani Aggarwal.

Episode 5: Bringing gender equality to the core of employment recovery. Interview with Valeria Esquivel, Senior Employment Policies and Gender Officer

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